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Associated Press, Published August 08 2009

Beatles fans flock to Abbey Road on anniversary of famous photo

LONDON (AP) - Beatles fans mobbed London's Abbey Road on the 40th anniversary of the famous photo that turned this ordinary London street into a musical pilgrimage site.

Hundreds of fans swarmed the site Saturday morning, bringing traffic to a standstill.

Abbey Road cuts through the swish north London neighborhood of St. John's Wood and is where the Fab Four recorded much of their work.

It became a part of music history after the Beatles were featured on the

cover of the eponymous album walking on the street's crosswalk.

Tourists flock to the site every day to recreate the iconic scene, much to the annoyance of locals.